$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 3, 2014 Check-out: Nov 6, 2014

Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

2 stars
454 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
116 reviews
relaxing day

Was pleasant....short walk to attractions..staff nice and helpful See full review

  • npeterson
  • Feb 20, 2014
a cold but great trip

The hotel is in a great location you can see Canada from the window in room. The falls and the... See full review

  • erock176
  • Jan 28, 2014
Affordable, family-friendly comfort less than one block from the falls
At less than half-a-block from the falls, Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds, Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino is the top choice for affordable comfort close to all of Niagara's highlights. Rooms are clean and comfortable and offer a variety of amenities, while an on-site pool, sauna and game room offer hours of family-friendly entertainment.
Highlights
  • Affordable comfort in the heart of Niagara Falls
  • Helipad offers tours of the falls (seasonal, fees apply)
  • Swimming pool, sauna and game room
Rooms
Guest rooms at the Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino come in a variety of layouts, including those with a private Jacuzzi tub. Room additions include cable TV, radio alarm clock, hair dryer, refrigerator or microwave (in some rooms), free continental breakfast, in-room safe and free Wi-Fi.
Features
As its name proclaims, the Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino is a top choice for those seeking unprecedented proximity to the falls, Seneca Casino, Maid of the Mist and other area attractions. Rooms are clean, comfortable and feature a variety of amenities, including free Wi-Fi. Other additions include free on-site parking (RVs and trucks welcome), gift shop and coin-operated laundry, a welcome amenity for those on extended vacations. And there's an on-site helipad, too, offering thrilling tours of the falls and Niagara (fees apply). An indoor heated pool and sauna offer welcome refreshment and diversion, while an on-site game room provides hours of entertainment.

A free continental breakfast starts each guest's day just right, while a Denny's restaurant across the street serves food all day and night.
Transportation
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (26 mi/41.8 km)
  • Niagara Falls Amtrak Station (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
Attractions
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Seneca Niagara Casino (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Niagara Falls State Park (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • SkyWheel (1.3 mi/2 km)
Business
  • Meeting rooms and conference facilities
  • 72,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space
Policies and fees
The hotel allows pets and charges a fee (inquire at hotel for current rate).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

43.0897 -79.0629
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Activities
Heated pool
Sauna
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (116)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
116 out of 116
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Phokemon
Business
California, USA
Jan 4, 2013

Not worth the money

The hotel seriously in need of updates, looks like it hasn't update since the hotel was built. Everything in the hotel is dated. The room is duty, the smell is unbearable. Save your money, stay at different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Phokemon
Business
California, USA
Jan 1, 2013

Not good

The hotel is old and felty, and the smell is unbearable. Room is dirty, sink and tub are so old and dirty. The hotel need major update. Save your money, don't stay at this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
brian1527
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 5, 2012

Old...Needs updated.

It is safe (only one way in or out of the hotel). The location is fair. The cleanliness is not good. Look at the picture I took of the room. It reminds me of motel rooms in movies where a drug addict or criminal would hide out. (All brown and tan colored theme) There is only one very slow, very small elevator. It has the non-digital/mechanical buttons where nothing lights up when you press the button so you don't even know if it has received your floor request. Given everything, I would say $49.95 would be a reasonable rate for this hotel. If you pay anything more, you will absolutely be disappointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fridays in the Sheraton.

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Trish P
Business
Byron, Georgia
Oct 20, 2012

Walking distance to Falls

Walked to Falls during the day and night. No problems with the room. Staff was knowledgable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thumper4405
Business
Pennsylvania
Oct 19, 2012

Perfect for the price

Very enjoyable experience, friendly staff, Good location, could not ask for more friendly people to assist you with questions on a vacation. Very short walk to the falls, Plenty of parking area, Swimming pool was very well kept.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hard Rock Cafe, decent price and extremely friendly wait staff!

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bert 19999999
Business
Vermont
Sep 24, 2012

Nice for a short stay

We arrived and it was very easy to change from a smoker to a non smoker room. (probably the child helped) The staff was very friendly and the best part of this place is the location. Everything in walking distance and since we have a newborn we stayed on the US side but to get to the canadian side is really close. Overall okay for the price and a good sauna

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Niculae
Business
Stratford, CT
Sep 2, 2012

Very close to the falls

Nice, family and pets oriented. Nice staff. Good continental breakfast and nice pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Getaway granny
Business
Indianapolis, In
Aug 20, 2012

Friends getaway

The room was ok. How ever the cleaning of the room was not what I would expect. They didn't empty the ashtray, pick up around coffee pot. They did not leave an extra roll of toilet paper. The staff that I had contact with was always pleasant and upbeat. The convenience and location was good. We were within walking distance of the falls and casino.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

I liked location as I didn't have to drive to see anything

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mike in Kvegas
Business
North Carolina
Aug 2, 2012

Needed a place close to the Falls

Location was the primary thing this hotel has going for it. Its an older building. Our room was older and in need of updating. Vent in bathroom was plugged with dust. Beds were comfortable and seemed clean. People who pay full rates get much better rooms at this hotel. Pool and Sauna were awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
roadranger
Business
ruther glen
Jul 10, 2012

Great Getaway

We had a great time in Niagara.The hotel was at a great location to visit park,everything was in walking distance.The room was clean,and staff friendly,but just a average hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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